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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Former Ms. Fitness USA, Minna Lessig, Joins Us!!!

If you listened live on Thursday, You were probably looking at your watch and
wondering "Where the hell are these guys?" Well, we are now starting at 7:30 PM...why?...simple Atlanta traffic!!!! You are probably wondering what happened to Dr. Ian Smith, author of the N.Y. Times Best-Seller "Extreme Fat Smash Diet," and regular on the "Celebrity Fit Club." He did call in but due to his travel schedule and some technical difficulty, we weren't able to get him on. We promise to get him on because he is promoting a wonderful event called "The 50 Million Pound Challenge."

What we did have was one hot Mommy, Minna Lessig, and Former Ms. Fitness USA. She is also the author of "Tank Top Arms Bikini Belly Boy Shorts Bottom." Minna's new book teaches you how you can tighten and tone your body in as little as 10 minutes a day. Minna can also be seen regularly now as the Health Watch Contributor on the CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumbel. she used to train Alex Rodriguez from the New York Yankees. Her fitness and exercise dvds Strength and Grace, Fat Eliminator and her latest Workout Emergency consistently rank in the Top 10 list in Billboard magazine. She talked all about her new exercise dvd and how it incorporates all kinds of music and moves. She said it was good for beginners as well as more advanced exercisers. Go to Minna's website www.minnalessig.com for fitness tips and more information about all of her great products as well as some really hot pictures of Minna!

We also had on "Sweet" Susi May, one of the editors of FitSugar. A website for hip women who want to keep up with the latest in fitness, celebrity gossip, hot products, cool recipes and an all around good time. We are proud to announce that Susi will be joining us every couple of weeks for a regular FitSugar segment. Tonight she gave tips about beach workouts, eating on the run and how to protect the Fat Guy from rashguard! Check out FitSugar at www.fitsugar.com every day you will love it. Susi and her crew update this blog about 20 times a day so there is always new fresh info for your to enjoy!

Russell Harisson of Poseidon Technologies also was in the studio and he spoke to us briefly about pool safety. With so many kids drowning each year Poseidon has developed a product that helps lifeguards tell if someone is in trouble and has sunk to the bottom of the pool. Their device uses cameras to detect a drowning victim. The YMCA's have really embraced their technology and are using it throughout the country in their pools. Russell also said they have a device that would be appropriate for home pools as well. Russell said that when a person drowns they do not flail about like in the movies but they quietly sink to the bottom. For more information please check out their website www.poseidon-tech.com.

If you want some of my tips on becoming a morning person, you must tune in....Don't forget this week's show. It will be action packed with Jessica Myers from Garmin plus a couple of other big names, like our close pal, Tiffany from the Daily Candy!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Beware of Hot Dog Chili Sauce!!!!!

I don't know what Hot Dog Chili Sauce tastes like but it sounds nasty. So, if you are like me and don't find this product appetizing, don't pay any attention to this article, but if you want to avoid botulism exposure, pay close attention! Federal health officials warned consumers Wednesday to throw away certain cans of hot dog chili sauce after the product was linked to the first cases of botulism in commercially canned foods in decades.

Products Affected by the Recall:

* Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce, 10 oz can (UPC 3030000101)
* Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce, 10-ounce can (UPC 3030099533)
* Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce, 10-ounce can (UPC 1111083942)
* Morton House Corned Beef Hash, 15-ounce can (UPC 7526665830)
* Cattle Drive Chili With Beans, 15-ounce can (UPC 3030001515)
* Southern Home Corned Beef Hash, 15-ounce can (UPC 0788015360)
* Meijer Corned Beef Hash, 15-ounce can (UPC 4125095229)
* Castleberrys Chili With Beans, 15-ounce can (UPC 3030001015)
* Castleberrys Barbecue Pork, 10-ounce can (UPC 3030000402)
* Bunker Hill Chili No Beans, 10-ounce can (UPC 7526604112)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Star Jones Reveals Incredible 100lb. Weight Loss!!!

Doing television is an incredible motivator to lose weight!! They say t.v. adds 10 lbs. I think it's more like 20 especially with the high definition. So Star Jones reveals today how she lost over 100 pounds. She says it was through good old fashion hard work...diet and exercise. Her old pal Rosie thinks she also had liposuction!!!! Whether it was thru diet, exercise, lipo or a combination, one thing that always stands out in my mind when I hear of such weight loss success.....MOTIVATION.....This was one motivated individual. I talk about this in my book "You Can't Lose Weight Alone: The Partner Power Weight Loss Program." You must move your weight loss goal to a top priority. I call it a "Top 3 Non-negotiable Priority." Outside your family and your job, your weight loss or fitness goal has to get elevated and more importantly...it has to stay on top for MONTHS and MONTHS...not just a month. Remember how big Star Jones used to be. You could see her everyday on "The View." Now look at her!!! If she could do it, so can you!!!! Keep Fightin'

Monday, July 16, 2007

Skin Infections and Nasty Cell Phone Germs

If you get bugged out by sleeping in Hotel rooms, or using public toilets, turn away from this article from switched.com. But don't do what Dr. Fitness did and cover your phone with Purell. Maybe those Saniwipes by clorox will work better!!!! Check out this Story!!! Professor Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona is very interested in what's growing on your cell phone, and we're not talking about your bill. He's been testing cell phones and finding that, in general, they're riddled with germs and bacteria that can cause skin infections.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Hungry Girl Dishes The Goods On False Claims & Yoga Booty Ballet Creator, Gillian Marloth, Shares Her Mantra

On This week's show, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with my close friend, Lisa Lillien, aka "The Hungry Girl." She should really change her name to the "The Hungry Hot Girl." She is a foodologist with an incredible knack for knowing everything about low calorie snacks, drinks, meals, recipes, and anything a person would want to know about saving calories. Her website www.Hungry-Girl.com is the most popular food and dieting newsletters out there and approaching 300,000 daily readers to her amazing newsletter. Each day her newsletter explores the latest food trends or a hot new low cal tasty product, a great recipe substitute - check out why she uses pumpkin in so many things and her very popular shocker segment where she warns readers of some products which might be over-promising or even misleading. I read it every day and learn something new every day and so will you!!! Tonight she talked about the Veggie Booty and Jamba Juice cookie scandals. Please listen to this revealing interview and when you're done go to her website www.hungry-girl.com and subscribe to her newsletter. You will love it. Guaranteed! Watch for her new book coming out in the spring!!!

We also had on Hottie, Gillian Marloth, one of the creators of the best selling Exercise DVD series "Yoga Booty Ballet" Gillian was a blast and spent a lot of time explaining exactly what makes Yoga Booty Ballet so different. YBB is not Gandhi's yoga! This is a mash-up of traditional yoga with funky hip hop dancing, ballet as well as meditation and mindfulness. Not only is this a great cardio workout but you also will improve your flexibility and balance as well. I promise you have not had a workout like this. Gillian has a studio in Los Angeles called Swerve(www.Swervestudio.com) where you can rub noses with the A listers who also love to get there groove on with Yoga Booty Ballet. If you are looking for something new and different to shake up your exercise program it is definitely worth your time to check out this series of exercises dvds. There is a reason they are number one and to purchase her "Yoga Booty Ballet" Dvd's please go to www.starzhoment.com. Please go to Gillian's website www.yogabootyballet.com or check out her exercise studio at www.swervestudio.com

Tonight I talked about "Bizarre Natural Cures". Here are a few of my strange but true natural cures of common ailments. Number 1, if you have a tickle in your throat then scratch your ear and it will go away. Number 2, if you are with a low talker then turn to them with your right ear. your right hear can pick up low voices better than your left ear. And Number 3, if you are going to the doctor and he is giving you an injection - if you cough right before the injection, it will lessen the pain - it works for kids. Listen to the show to hear why this is so and all the skinny!!!

Tune in to this Thursday's show when we talk Susi May, from the awesome www.Fitsugar.com, Russell Harrison from a cool company, Poseidon Technologies...they have a device designed to alert a potential drowning person in a pool. This is a strong interest of mine since a young boy drowned in a wave pool at an amusement park last week...We also have Jessica Myers from Garmin to talk about their personal GPS system with a heart rate monitor!!!You know exactly where you are and how far you have gone. Plus, we have former Ms. Fitness USA, Minna Lessig, I also have more tips for you

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Beware The Calories In Mixed Drinks!

I'm not a big drinker...never have been. But If you put Pina Colada mix and add some alcohol in a half-cut pineapple with an umbrella, and a cherry..and I am in heaven. But you can really pack on the calories with these summertime classic mixed drinks. A 12 ounce pina colada can pack almost 650 calories!

I came across a great article by R.D.,Tara Gidus, about calorie contents of mixed drinks and better calorie choices on the mixed drink side. Check out the article and also check out her website!!!

Ballroom Dancing With The Stars, Legendary Tennis Coach, Oscar Wegner, and NO FAT GUY?

What a great show last night!!!I usually hate when The Fat Guy can't make the show, which has only happened...never, but with our beautiful hostess Kathie Larkin from the television show, "Real Savvy Moms," not missing a beat, The Fat Guy was a distant memory. As a matter of fact, I'm thinking of going with "Dr. Fitness and The Hot Girl."Real Savvy Moms is a great show for moms that is available on most Public Broadcasting Stations around the US and online. Remember Kathie is one of the top feet and legs model's out there... she is so hot she got to be a body double for Alyssa Milano recently. Be sure to check out Kathie's website www.getkathie.com. Also check out her hosting skills on www.RealSavvyMoms.com.

We had the pleasure of talking with Legendary Tennis Coach, Oscar Wegner. Oscar has trained Venus and Serena Williams as well as most of the South American superstar tennis players, Like Gustavo Kuerten. He shared with us his take on the current state of the game and shared some serving tips that will make you a better player. His methods have been studied by MIT, they're so good!. His first book "Learn to Play Tennis in 2 Hours" introduced tennis to thousands of beginner tennis players. Oscar now has a complete dvd and book combo that is perfect for everyone. Tennis instructors can benefit as well as tennis players at all skill levels. Please go to Oscar Wegner's website www.tennisteacher.com for more information. He also has lots of tennis tips and information there as well.
We also had on Chuck Cuthbert from the Atlanta Ballroom Dancing Centre. Chuck shared his secrets to teach you how to dance with the stars. Chuck's studio is Atlanta's premier ballroom dancing center. Chuck has taught so many couples how to dance for their wedding he lost count. Ballroom dancing is a perfect cardio choice for those who hate treadmills. To get more information about the Atlanta Ballroom Dance Centre go to Chuck's website www.atlantaballroomdancecentre.com

I added some fitness tips in his latest installment of ...Dr Fitness' "Things You Can Do Today" To Get Ready For Your First 10k Road Race Tomorrow. Here are a few of Dr. Fitness' secrets about the things you should do to prepare for your first road race. Number 1, do not start off too fast - you are going to want to shoot off the starting gun like a rocket but don't do it - keep a steady pace. Number 2, wear the right clothes - chafing stinks - ask the Fat Guy... he'll tell you.

We have a great lineup this week. The one and only HUNGRY GIRL, Lisa Lillien, will be joining us as well as The Yoga Booty Ballet Partners,Gillian Marloth and Teigh McDonough, and Michael Wisner.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Jumpsnap Your Way To Losing Weight !

Last Week's show was filled with lots of great information and great guests. We had Jump Snap inventor, Brad LaTour who lost 50 pounds doing of all things....jumping rope...well, sort of. If you want all the benefits of jumping rope but are too uncoordinated to do it properly like the Fat Guy, you have to check this product out. Jump Snap is a ropeless jump rope. It has handles with a short rope and ball attached. You hold the handles and go through the motions of jumping rope. But there is no actual rope the Jump Snap has a speaker that makes the sound of the rope swinging and it keeps track of calories burned, how many repetitions you done and it even talks to you. How cool is that? The Fat Guy thought it was a martial arts weapon at first. Please go to Brad's website www.jumpsnap.com and check it out. The best thing about it is that you can take it anywhere!!!! Great for kids....Great for Adults and even celebrities like Hilary Swank!!!

We also had on Raymond Francis, author of "Never Be Sick Again" and his brand new book "Never Be Fat Again". Raymond had a spirited discussion about the steps needed to lose weight and keep it off permanently. He was very passionate and almost convinced the Fat Guy that he should lay off processed food. Dr Fitness loved his message and strongly suggested checking out his books. Raymond also does a lot of work trying to help children and the alarming childhood obesity and health crisis in this country. Please go to Raymond's website www.beyondhealth.com for great information including a couple of real powerful free reports called "The Roadmap to Ultimate Health" and "The Roadmap to Supplements" And for more information about his non-profit group that helps children learn the basics of good health please go to www.healtheamerica.org

I had some fitness tips in my latest installment of ...Dr Fitness' "Things You Can Do Today" To Get Ready For Your First Spinning Class Tomorrow. Here are a few of Dr. Fitness' secrets about the things you should do to see if spinning is for you. Number 1, check out the spinning class before you start - make sure you like the instructor - in group exercise classes the instructor is critical. Number 2, check out the equipment - make sure your gym has good solid equipment - you don't want the bike to be falling apart mid-ride. And Number 3, when you get on the bike make sure you have the seat at the right height - a good spin instructor will come over to make sure you are on right.

Don't forget about tonite's show live at 7 PM Eastern when we talk "Ballroom Dancing" to Chuck Cuthbert from the Atlanta Ballroom Dance Centre, we talk Tennis to Tennis Teaching Legend, Oscar Wegner, and we talk fitness with the lovely Jennifer Nicole Lee and we talk about her new book "Cracking the Code: Unlock Your Fat Burning and Weight Loss Potential.